Betty Fisher and Other Stories (2002)
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as Margot Fisher
as Betty Fisher
as Carole Novacki
as Rene the Canadian
as Alex Basato
as Dr. Castang
as Francois Diembele
as Monsieur Barsky
as Joseph Novacki
as Madame Barsky
as Jose Novacki
Critic Reviews for Betty Fisher and Other Stories
A pleasant enough valentine to Rendell's The Tree of Hands, if a story that deals with child abuse and sexual obsession could be described in those terms.
Understated, elegant meditation on motherhood, obligation and coincidence, all wrapped up in the form of an urban thriller.
The story pulls us in almost immediately -- and the style and cast keep us hooked.
Miller tells this very compelling tale with little fuss or noise, expertly plucking tension from quiet.
A provocative movie about loss, anger, greed, jealousy, sickness and love.
Audience Reviews for Betty Fisher and Other Stories
A lot of people didn't like this one eh? Hmmm..interesting. This is the French attempt at pulling off the multiple story lines intersecting into one. And I think it works.
More of a drama cum crime film than a thriller (as it is advertised as being), this film concentrates on a set of people and how their lives intersect with one another (in the same vein as Alejandro González Iñárritu's films). The film's plot is complex, with various subplots that all manage to work together in a cohesive manner. The characters are well developed and the performances are good, yet the tone is so cold and the characters so distant that it is difficult to get emotionally involved with the film. However, it must be commended for its superb handling of all these various threads and bringing them all in focus. Not intrinsically entertaining, but interesting none the less in seeing everything come to a focal point.
(****): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] This film is shocking and powerful. It is cleverly written and the acting is superb. One of the best films of 2002.
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